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Michigans Jobless Rate Dips to 14 Percent in April

May 20, 2010
The unemployment rate in Michigan improved only marginally in April, according to new figures released by the state. Although state regulators say the workforce has been increasing, year-over-year comparisons show the unemployment rate has grown since April 2009.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Sensitively Let Go of a Longtime Employee

May 17, 2010
I have a part-time employee with limited skills, time and ambition. This job is the sole support for herself and her 3-year-old child. I have the opportunity to hire someone who could work more hours, and who also is likely to be much more effective in the position. I don’t have a need or budget for both employees. How do I let go of Employee No. 1, knowing how devastating this would be to her personal situation and given the fact that she has never had a poor evaluation?
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